THE Gallery, the new showcase for art on the Symondsbury Estate, near Bridport, will celebrate its opening on Saturday, August 10 between 12noon and 2pm with a welcome from Sir Philip and Julia Colfox.
The Gallery is the home of Lyme Bay Arts CIC, a membership-based group of local artists that organise exhibitions and art-related events at The Gallery as well as at a variety of outreach venues.
It will launch on Saturday with an opportunity to see ‘Terra Incognita’, an exhibition of recent paintings by local artist Andy Rollo.
A lecturer in art and design at Yeovil College, Andy said: “I’m excited about exhibiting at Symondsbury for a number of reasons. Firstly, the work I have been producing over the last ten years has been inspired by the geology and history of Dorset and in particular the Dorset Ridgeway and Jurassic Coast.
“Secondly, I want to develop a higher profile in the area and feel that this new gallery provides a good opportunity for me to do so. It’s a beautiful location in the midst of the landscape of Dorset.
“Lastly, it is exciting for a new gallery to open that provides opportunities for work to be exhibited that isn’t quite as traditional – work that delves more into imaginary landscapes and that foregrounds visual language elements like shape, line and colour.”
Andy’s one-man show at The Gallery, Symondsbury, runs from August 10 to 21 and is open daily from 10.30am to 4.30pm.